At The Eyeglass Shop,we want you to have the best vision you can get and ensure the well-being of your eyes to the greatest extent possible. All of that centers around our eye exams, which we recommend once per year for all of our valued patients. Our eye care in 78217 is concerned with both testing your vision and also in screening you for the most common eye diseases.
In a full eye exam, our optometrist evaluates your entire field of vision, from up-close to far away, and in-between. In addition, you peripheral (side-to-side) vision will be gauged. A visual acuity test (reading from an eye chart), determines how well you see through each eye separately as well as in conjunction with each other. If you currently wear eyeglasses or contact lenses, make sure to bring them with you so that we can test you both with and without them. A refraction test is also important in determining if you need corrective lenses, or an updating of the ones you’re wearing right now. Peripheral vision is measured with a visual field test. Everyone will have those tests performed, but others may also be needed by our eye care in 78217, depending on your individual circumstances. For example, if you have problems distinguishing colors or a family history of color blindness, you will be tested for that, too.
The second part of your exam is screening for diseases such as glaucoma and cataracts, which anyone can develop, regardless of your age or family history. Other diseases, like diabetic retinopathy (if you have type one or type two diabetes) or macular degeneration (if you’re over 40 years old) will be addressed if applicable. And because all of the aforementioned diseases (and others) have no symptoms to alert you in their early stages, it is essential that you get a yearly checkup form our eye care in 78217. The most positive outcomes are strongly associated with early detection. Of course, if you notice any eye symptoms, such as excessive tearing, redness, blurry vision, or a loss of vision (even minimal), don’t hesitate to call us, regardless of when you had your last exam.